Thursday, 21 October 2010
ECU recognised ten outstanding rural students at the Joondalup Art Gallery on Wednesday, 20 October for the Mrs Mac’s Rural Scholarship Ceremony.
The Scholarship’s, valued at $1,000 each are awarded to students from rural Western Australia who are required to live away from home to complete their studies, and provide assistance with the expenses associated with relocating.
The ceremony was attended by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox; Mrs Macs Director of Community Services, Mr Richard Howell; Manager of Student Finance, Mr David Marshall and Director of the Student Services Centre, Dr Glenda Jackson.
The ceremony was opened by Mr Marshall and was followed by a speech from Professor Cox, who congratulated students on receiving the Scholarship and encouraged them to remain motivated in their studies.
Scholarship recipients Ms Moana Lutton, Ms Erin Kelly and Ms Kate Lefebvre thanked Mrs Mac's for the support and the opportunities created by the Scholarship.
“The money from the Scholarship goes towards everything from fuel in my car to textbooks and tuition fees, and gives me the opportunity to further my studies and follow my passion for education,” said Ms Kelly.
Mr Howell then presented each recipient with a certificate and their cheque.
Scholarships were awarded to the following students: